Gillian Anderson could double her career Emmy haul with wins for ‘The Great’ and ‘The First Lady’

Gillian Anderson could double her career Emmy haul with wins for ‘The Great’ and ‘The First Lady’
At last year’s Emmys, Gillian Anderson became a two-time winner when she added a shiny new statuette for “The Crown” (Drama Supporting Actress) next to her 1997 trophy for “The X-Files” (Drama Actress). Now, the versatile performer could add two more Emmy Awards to her mantel thanks to the one-two punch of appearing on “The Great” (Comedy Guest Actress) and starring on “The First Lady” (Movie/Limited Actress).

On Hulu’s period comedy series, Anderson takes on the role of Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp in the second season, the mother of Elle Fanning‘s Catherine the Great. Joanna is a German socialite who specializes in arranging marriages, and she comes to Russia with “sinister intentions” after learning of her daughter’s coup attempt. However, things soon take a turn for the dramatic when she begins flirting with Catherine’s ex-husband, the ousted Emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult).

Anderson appears on two
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